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Old 03-24-2008, 04:52 PM   #15
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I've used both, depending on the location and whether or not hooked up with the toad. As previously stated they won't honor VISA at the truck pumps.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:13 PM   #16
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There seems to be a misconception. Arizona does NOT have a commercial/non-commercial diesel price difference. What they have is 'heavy class' which is .08 a gallon more than 'light class'.

In order to be considered 'light class', you must have only 2 axels AND have a GVWR of under 24000 pounds. If you have more than 2 axels OR are over 24000 pounds, you MUST pay the 'heavy class' surcharge or risk serious fines.

I don't think there is any difference in the fuel, so probably the only way to get caught would be while you were actually filling up or paying.

There is a gas station here which has one pump for 'under 24000 pounds' and one pump for 'over 26000 pounds'. I guess if you are 25000 pounds you can't buy gas
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:35 PM   #17
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Use the J RV Value Card first to identify yourself to the fuel pump. Once this is done, the truck or RV pump will be the same.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:19 PM   #18
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Since buying my 38' DP in 2003 I have never fueled anywhere but truck stops, including Flying J.

I prefer Flying J as their Real Value card guarantees me the cash price - at the truck pumps.

Truck pumps are always easy in & easy out. I just do as the truckers do: pull forward after fueling so the next truck in line can pull in and begin to fuel.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:40 AM   #19
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I have used both, and prefer the truck island. Just easier and the driver's are more predictable. On the RV island, it seems I always run into the guy who has pumped fuel, and went in to pay, but got distracted with other things while his RV is on the island, and 10 people are waiting for him to move it. The truck island you can usually get a pump right away, and if not the driver's do pull forward before going to pay.

In my opinion, Flying J has really started to let standards slip. They used to be the A1 premier place to get fuel, eat and rest, but the last rash of them I have been to has not impressed me in the least. I used to buy all of my fuel exclusively from J, but since I didn't even get a response from several e-mails, and a written letter about quality control, the last trip I went out of my way not to buy fuel from them. Granted, my $700.00 worth of fuel doesn't mean much, but it is truly the only voice I have anymore.

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Old 03-26-2008, 12:25 PM   #20
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I use the car islands because they give receipts at the pump.

Why dont they give receipts at the rv island???

Is it becaue they want us to come in and spend money in the store?
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:36 PM   #21
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I have received a receipt whenever I use the RV island. I rarely use the RV island, but I have always got my receipt, right at the pump.
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I use the RV island if I can see that it is free when approaching the Flying J. I've never had a problem getting in or out with my 40' DP & toad. If it is occupied/backed up, I go to the truck lanes. Either place, insert RV card. Insert debit card. Pump fuel. Most truck islands I have used require me to walk inside to sign and receive the receipt. A few RV islands require walking inside too.
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I use the RV island for speed as I can swipe my credit cards at the pump and always get a receipt.
Some credit card companies offer between 3-5% discounts on fuel purchases. In order to receive discounts the card must be swiped at the pump and that option is not available in the truck lanes.
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I respectfully disagree.

I have always used the Flying J Truck lanes. I have always used my credit card at the pump along with my Real Value card. I always pay the cash price and I always receive my 5% or 3% rebate from my Discover (gasoline) card.
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I do not understand your claim. My experience is the same as Lew's. I always use the truck lanes. RV Value card is swiped first. Follow the instructions on the screen. The CC is swiped next. I always get all the benefits I expect from the J and my cc company.

Can you elaborate why you feel differently?
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[quote]I do not understand your claim. My experience is the same as Lew's. I always use the truck lanes. RV Value card is swiped first. Follow the instructions on the screen. The CC is swiped next. I always get all the benefits I expect from the J and my cc company.

Can you elaborate why you feel differently?[/quote


Gary, at some diesel truck pumps credit cards can not be swiped. Purchaser must go into the store to pay. For me to receive a discount my credit card must be swiped at the pump. Credit card company will not discount store purchases.
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Is this a West Coast thing? I have yet to stop at a Flying-J on the East Coast from Florida to points north where there was no credit card reader in the Truck lane.

Many only have a Dump Station in the RV lane and no fuel so I do use the truck lanes most times.

It is entertaining when a big rig catches the concrete pilon at the end of the lane while pulling out and sends it rolling across the parking lot.
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I use the RV lane at the Fly Js. I like being able to fill my propane at the same stop if necessary. My last stop I also needed to take on a little water to get us home. So far I have not needed the dump station, but it's nice to know it's there.
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